Artist Bio: Étienne Boulanger and Francis O’Shaugnessy

Since 2009, Étienne Boulanger and Francis O’Shaughnessy, two visual artists, have questioned the idea of destabilization, ingenuity and the fleeting nature of ideas in their performative process. Their work creates highly powerful images and situations. The artists embody poetic acts from rudimentary movements and objects to reach the indefinable moment of an experience; a reunion with one’s self within a common consciousness. The strength behind this performance is to be able to startle the audience by creating a surprising effect. The performance describes the environmental atmosphere of their artistic proposition and the color of the size of their imagination.

The duo has presented its research at Nocture in Halifax (2009), at RIPA in Montreal (2012) in Canada and at Interakcje in Piortkow Trybunalski in Poland (2013). They live and work in Alma and Montreal.

Performances